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Why use Care Courses? Because they're convenient, affordable and you learn so much!


Shawn"I am having a ball doing these courses. So much of it is very interesting and also touches a lot on what I learned in college. I decided to go into child care and my director recommended me to take the CDA course. I think it is great."

Shawn, New York

jane“I just want to say I enjoyed taking this online class. It’s was very easy to complete online, since I’m not much of a computer person. It was nice to work on it when it fit my hours"

Danielle, Wisconsin


Zoica“Everything went very well! I received all of my certificates in a very timely manner! I love your program and am recommending it to other staff members in our organization! I plan on using your program in the very near future myself! Thank you for such a great service! ”

Lynn, California

Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs.

Our informative child care training programs can be completed anywhere and at any time. Study at home, at the park, or wherever is most convenient for you. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors offer unlimited free student support by phone or email, and are always happy to help!

Early childhood child care training can be fun, interesting, and relevant to your daily work and experience! We've been offering professional development classes for over 30 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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Washington State Child Care Training 



National Childcare Credentials in Washington State:  

Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Washington State Childcare Training Requirements:  

Care Courses is a STARS approved continuing education training organization. All Care Courses are approved through STARS for continuing education clock hours for those who work in child care centers, family home child care programs and school-age child care programs. This includes directors, program directors, site coordinators, lead teachers, assistants, program assistants, licensees, primary staff persons and volunteers. To find our approved status, please visit the MERIT website. Care Courses is listed under the organization search. Care Courses are an excellent and convenient way to complete your ongoing STARS hours in Washington State.

For STARS credit, please add your Washington MERIT Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Once you have added it, please email us at info@carecourses.com so that we can report your training. Thank you!

Opening a child care facility in Washington State: 

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Washington State, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families 

Phone: (866) 482-4325

Website: Washington Child Care Licensing